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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 134779
Last updated: 15 February 2020
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Date:09-DEC-2000
Time:18:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic VEZE model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rutan VariEze
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N64592
C/n / msn: 01
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Ingleside, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Corpus Christi, TX (CRP)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed when the airplane entered an uncommanded left roll while in the traffic pattern turning from upwind to crosswind. The left wing struck the ground and the airplane came to rest in brushy terrain, approximately 100 yards east of the runway. The FAA inspector examined the aircraft and observed that paint was missing from the rear edge of the rudder control arm, and manual movement of the rudder against the centering spring resulted in the cable eye hooking itself behind the rudder control arm. The airplane had accumulated 26 hours of flight time since the last condition inspection.
Probable Cause: the loss of control during takeoff initial climb due to the binding rudder, which restricted the pilot's control of the aircraft.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20010114X00298&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
12-Dec-2017 19:35 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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